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Jay Matthew Thurin A Veteran's Story

Jay Matthew Thurin was destined to be a Marine. He was born March 8, 1985 in Kimball, Nebraska and was delivered by Dr. Plate. He is the son of Matthew and Carla Thurin of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. His 'M...

 

BSA Pack 109 hold fundraiser to replace Pine Derby track

Pack 109 Pine Bluffs Cub Scouts geared back up a few weeks ago after a short summer vacation. While out of school for the summer, Pack 109 had summer projects to complete. One project was a...

 

Honoring Patriots Day

Patriot Day is the annual observance on September 11 to remember those who were injured (6,000+) and the 2996 who died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. "As we...

 

Marti L. Mace A Veteran's Story

Family history and the dream of a six year old girl to be a soldier in the military was Marti L. Mace's driving force to her enlistment in United States Army. "I wanted to follow in my dad, and grandf...

 

A Day at the Races - Julesburg Dragstrip

Racers geared up and prepared to run the quarter track at the country's oldest dragstrip - Julesburg on Sunday, September 2 for the last points race of the season. Sunday's points race grew with more...

 

Larry L. Spier A Veteran's Story

Larry L. Spier was born and raised in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. He was delivered by Dr. Morris and was the middle child of three to parents Ron and Darlene Spier. Throughout his school years, until the...

 

Charles Cunningham A Veteran's Story

Charlie Henry Cunningham, Jr. calls Wyoming home. But it wasn't always home to this outstanding United States Air Force veteran. Cunningham, Jr. started out in this world on April 14, 1958 in...

 

Matthew Lawrence Harris A Veteran's Story

Arriving in the world on January 2, 1980, Matthew Lawrence Harris made his debut in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He would live on a ranch outside of Chugwater, Wyoming, until his parents moved to Pine Bluffs...

 

Local Truckers place at First Annual Hillbilly Deluxe Truck Show in Gering, Nebraska

Several local truckers traveled to Gering, Nebraska on July 22 to compete in the first ever 'Hillbilly Deluxe Truck Show'. The 'Hillbilly Deluxe Truck Show' is the idea from Hi Way 92 Raceway Park...

 

Romsa Farms - Six generations on the farm

Originally from Norway, the Romsa family first settled in Iowa. However, during the 1900's, when land was free to grab and farm, or ranch, the Romsa family made the trek to Albin, Wyoming and...

 

Texas Trail Museum elects new board at annual meeting

Members of the Texas Trail Museum and their guests enjoyed a dinner of barbecue beef brisket, beans, salad and a beverage at the annual meeting which was catered by Rick and Estelle Wagner. After...

 

Clifford Jeffrey Wise A Veteran's Story

Clifford Jeffrey "CJ" Wise was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1979, but spent all of his young years in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. The son of John and Diane Wise, CJ followed in his dad's boots and joined...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 26, 2018

Andrew John Bremer A Veteran's Story

Coming from a six generation military family, and a third generation United States Navy family, Andrew John Bremer was destined to follow in a uniform. Bremer was born in Hemingford, Nebraska in...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 19, 2018

Honoring our Veterans-Honor Guard

Honoring our military veterans is done in many ways, and shown in many different forms. Flags, ribbons, patches and stickers display a form of thank you, pride in and a legion to our veterans. Yet...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 12, 2018

Farmers Markets still going strong

Growing our own food, raising our own meat animals and poulty has been around for hundreds of years. The general population relies on the farmers and ranchers to supply the food we eat. With this...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 12, 2018

Honoring our Veterans

Honoring our military veterans is done in many ways, and shown in many different forms. Flags, ribbons, patches and stickers display a form of thank you, pride in and a legion to our veterans. This...

 

Zitek brothers take First Place in their division at the Panhandle Junior Golf Tour

Tristen and Tayten Zitek love sports. Particularly bowling and golf. These local Pine Bluffs boys have competed throughout the panhandle area and even ventured to shows and expos to learn more about...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 5, 2018

Nina Radcliffe A Veteran's Story

Born into a military family, Nina Radcliffe was bound to be in the military. She was born in 1980 at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Although she was born to Chuck Radcliffe, reti...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 28, 2018

Georgia Smith A Veteran's Story

Born in 1963, in the state of Utah, Georgia Smith nee Grover experienced lots of travel across the Unitied States until landing in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. Smith moved to California as a child and...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 21, 2018

4-H, Cowboys and steers- a family tradition

4-H is a household word in Jim McGinnis house in Bushnell, Nebraska. "For as long as I can remember, I was a member in 4-H." said Jim McGinnis. "My grandpa, and numerous uncles were all in 4-H so it...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 21, 2018

Soldier and PTSD

June is National PTSD Awareness month and while it is not always military related, many of our Veterans suffer from it. According to Military.com: 'Post-traumatic Stress Disorder can occur following a life-threatening event like military combat,...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 14, 2018

Father Soldier A Daughter's Story

You watch him come down the hall, his uniform all intact, neat and sharp. He pats you on the head or gives you a playful swat on the backside, before he heads over to mom, to say goodbye. Sometimes,...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 7, 2018

Noah Thomas A Veteran's Story

Noah Thomas was born in Colorado in March of 1981 and raised in the country by a strong mother and father. His father was a former Army Sergeant who retired as a Chief Master Sergeant in the Air...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    May 24, 2018

An Unknown Soldier A Veteran's Story

My service goes back, way back to the Battle of Bunker Hill. I was in the (Continental)Army (formed June 14, 1775) with a rank of field officer and my rank could be seen on my hat with a pink or red cockade. I was a captain. Serving under General...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    May 17, 2018

James A. Merryfield II A Veteran's Story

James Merryfield "Jim" was born in Souix City, Iowa on August 8 1958. His father was an insurance salesman so they traveled a bit while he was young. Merryfield ended up in the bay area of...

 

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